The Weight of Poseidon

by Dead Earth Politics

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The sophomore album and first full length from Austin Metal Band of the Year 2013, Dead Earth Politics. Released in 2010 with blistering tracks like "Artistic License" and skull crushing tunes like "Dos Cuerpos", "Weight" has the ebbs and flows you'd expect from a classic metal album and the grit of New American Metal!

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released March 16, 2010

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Dead Earth Politics Austin, Texas

From the soul of the Austin metal scene, Dead Earth Politics is a blade that cuts like no other. Having been compared to the likes of Lamb of God, Iron Maiden, Pantera and other legends, this band strikes at many cores. In 2013 Dead Earth Politics was honored with the Austin Chronicle's "Best Metal Band of 2012" award. With this in heart, DEP continues to perfect their craft and make great art! ... more

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Track Name: Artistic License
So it flies - the life that pumps your venom
is painting these scars
Knuckles brushing the mixes
into this magniloquent masterpiece

Inside this fist -
You're powerless and drowning in regret
Inside this fist -
is an artist waiting to be born

How many ways can I break you?
You haven't got the digits to count anymore
How many tears can wash your manhood away?
No more prayers...

Streaks of misinterpreted splendor
paint your smile...forming an abscessed grimace

Disillusioned revelry
inspires the loathing from millions
of others lost
Now the rays that shot
from your soul-window...
danced like the sun but slumber now, fading like the moon

Inside this fist -
You're powerless and drowning in regret
Inside this fist -
is an artist waiting to be born

How many ways can I break you?
You haven't got the digits to count anymore
How many tears can wash your manhood away?
No more prayers...by now your knees must be broken
Track Name: Dos Cuerpos
Two bodies in my El Camino riding West into the sun
Two bodies in my El Camino – won’t come back with either one
When I killed them it felt so real, with my own two hands I slew
When I killed them it felt so real, choked them till their lips turned blue

Don’t hear their lies – don’t hear their cries – don’t hear their lies
Dos Cuerpos

Two hands paint the wheel smearing blood with every turn
These two hands have cleared the path that leads to eternal burn
When I gripped them, the power grew – strength of theirs became my own
When I gripped them, the power grew – now these morals have been disowned

Rotting bodies rotten in the Sun

Three bodies in my El Camino, capsized – baking in the sun
Three bodies in my El Camino, now this body is the final one
I pulled the trigger – it felt so real I have found peace anew
I pulled the trigger now its come to pass…I found my place with both of you

Don’t hear their lies – don’t hear their cries – don’t hear their lies
Dos Cuerpos
Track Name: Burial Ground
I’m kicking I’m scratching I’m tearing the walls
You scream till you bleed I won’t hear when you call
The satin suffocates as the darkness falls
Dig up my grave, I’m not dead after all

Open your eyes – I can’t open my fucking eyes
Open your eyes – see what they’ve done to you, lies have been told to you

Enterado vivo seis pies yo

I’m weeping I’m clawing I’m gasping for air
I pray to my god, but God doesn’t care
None can hear these relentless prayers
My lips cease their begging – I count my fare

Dig – dig deep
On the Burial Ground! One foot in the grave now I’m kicking you down

Laughing and grinning, I pat the earth
Smooth over the soil to guard its worth
The bell has silenced, the chord torn down
None can pull from your burial ground
Track Name: Once Was Glass
The earth shifts beneath these heels as I wade through pain
Slowing this heartbeat as to not attract the flies again

I’m leaking the lust
For which I crave
The twisted hope
To populate another grave

The desert glare blisters this hide as I wade through dissidence
Slowing this heartbeat as to rest for now
And lay upon what once was sand

I learned so well from a man who knew nothing
From a bastard saint who’d hide behind the lines
And wants his son to stand tall
And watch as his father falls
Track Name: Hooked
Searching for a light but the bulbs have all shattered
The rose result stains my lustful feelers
Solitude can be such a blessed accompaniment
Were it not for the echoes of my own screams

Fear not for the stop as the fall is the whole of this nightmare
We find ourselves hoping for a concrete stop to this rabbit hole

I’ve got the direction! Backwards we glide
Having never seen the wall to admit it is there
My countrymen! My brethren! This is progress in its prime!
Progressively downward is still progressive

Are we so hooked on the official line?

Fear not for the stop as the fall is the whole of this nightmare
We find ourselves hoping for a concrete stop to this rabbit hole
Track Name: The Weight of Poseidon
Under the water the planet seems clearer
I can’t breathe, but I’d rather see
Can’t feel the bottom, can’t reach the shore
The truth fills my lungs and I breathe no more

A world Atlantian now awaits me
A dreamscape of never ending embrace
As the light from her ocean ascends
So the questioning of this choice begins

Sink, Sink – Truth in these lungs

Feel the bite in my chest as the pressure mounts
The pain from all who swim about me
Breathing false was so much easier
Cough up this truth from my lungs

The sky above my head is leagues away now
Rippling and panicked as I
Buoyant in knowledge though saddened by its weight
Only the gasp of stale air can alleviate…
…This pain…
…My pain…

Feel the bite in my chest as the pressure mounts
The pain from all who swim about me
Breathing false was so much easier
Cough up this truth from my lungs
Track Name: Traitor is a Name
Behind the dark phoenix glows a rebellious sun
Rays doused in immortal darkness, offering failure to none
Gleaming metal clashes against broken blade
Over a mound of her enemies, her law is laid

Traitors! Dissidents!
Rise up, follow me and take the day!
I'm no leader, but i know the way...
Traitors! Dissidents!
Rise up, follow me and take the day!
Traitor is only a name

Fortified in shadow, the clouds' descent cover our shame
She holds her flag above us all, our strength is reclaimed
"Fight!" she cries. "Fight and fall!"
Hers is our will!
Charge with me, toward victory
If not for the kill - fight for the thrill

Traitors! Dissidents!
Rise up, follow me and take the day!
I'm no leader, but i know the way...
Traitors! Dissidents!
Rise up, follow me and take the day!
Traitor is only a name

What the fuck is in a name?

Our Lady Liberty is now our Lady Vengeance
Her veins of bronze pumping veins of pain
Her torch of justice lights this path of dissent
And in its wake leaves the liars in flames

Traitor is only a name...

No more left, no more right
We'll drive this tank down the center
No more left, no more right
Raise your fist, beautiful dissenter!
Track Name: 10/13
I have fought your wars. I have killed for your faith.
Those driven before me I have put to the stake.
We have brought your word with axe and with blade.
Infidels shall crawl. We shall bathe in their blood.

Butchering my enemy with love and Christianity
We poor knights of divinity we pledge our lives to your crusade!

Rivers of blood let flow in your name
Onward, crushing
Naught do we play this sadistic game
Onward, crushing

Now you’ve sent me to burn – to quench your greed and hate.
And so I stand before Hell’s gate for your cross and Eucharist
We scream our bitter creed!

I defy you – blasphemy
I deny you – Heretic
Your words, lies – Confess now
You I despise – You will burn

I believe (and so I am strung upon…) in thy name (…that same piece of wood your savior lay…)
With these words (…resting in this side…) writhe in pain (…is that lance you can’t deny…)
I believe (such a double edged blade…) in thy name (…wielded by your Christianity…)
With these words (…for dried upon each edge…) writhe in pain (…is the blood of your own martyr…)

Damn them, Father. For they know too well what they’ve done…